Welcome to the Dept. of Agricultural,
Food, and Resource Economics
The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE) was created in 1914. Since then, its mission has evolved as the needs of society have changed. The department's mission is to:
Support society's agricultural, agribusiness, food, environmental, and natural resource needs for economic analysis through an integrated program of teaching, research, and outreach activities designed to improve the quality of public and private decisions.
Our mission reflects and supports the missions of the land-grant university system; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.